Planetary Data System
Engineering Node


The next generation system, named "PDS 2010" includes a multi-year strategy that overhauls the PDS data architecture (e.g., data model, data structures, data dictionary, etc) and deploys a software system (online data services, distributed data catalog, etc) that fully embraces the PDS federation as an integrated system while leveraging modern information technology.

Working Groups

The PDS 2010 effort has been undertaken by a series of working groups. The efforts and artifacts from these working groups can be reviewed at their respective pages:

PDS 2010 Study Working Groups

PDS 2010 Architecture Working Groups

PDS 2010 Design Working Groups


The short-term and long-term milestones are detailed in the PDS 2010 Project Schedule.

Current Status

The following documents represent the current state of the PDS 2010 effort:

Historical Documents

Historical documents associated with this effort:

Notes taken from meeting with various Nodes regarding PDS4:

The Management Council requested the MC members provide questions to the PDS4 working groups. Below are those MC members who responded:

Other related documents include: